Africa: Nigeria
Survivors look at the aftermath of a bombing of a camp for displaced people by the Nigerian air force, in Rann, on January 17, 2017.  By  (Médecins sans Frontières (MSF)/AFP)

Wounded Survivors Recount Botched Nigeria Air Force Bombing

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Four-year-old Kaka-Hauwa Aji shrieked in pain and sweat rolled down her bare torso, as two nurses in crisp white hijabs disinfected a gaping shrapnel wound on her neck. Her seven-year-old sister, Ya-zahra Aji, lay on the bed opposite, bandages wrapped around her right ...
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf meeting Gambian President Yahya Jammeh (R) in Banjul on January 13, 2017.  By Handout (NIGERIAN PRESIDENCY/AFP/File)

Nigeria sends troops, jets to Senegal for Gambia force

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Lagos (AFP) - Nigeria has sent 200 soldiers and air assets including fighter jets to Senegal as part of a regional force to enforce the result of Gambia's contested election, the country's air force said Wednesday. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it had today moved a contingent of 200 men and ...

Bodies covered with blankets are pictured on January 17, 2017 after an an air force jet accidentally bombarded a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria.  By Handout (Médecins sans Frontières (MSF)/AFP)

Death toll in botched Nigeria air strike soars to 70

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - The death toll from a botched air strike on Boko Haram fighters in northeast Nigeria rose to 70 on Wednesday, as aid agencies indicated more could die without urgent treatment. Nigeria called Tuesday's incident at a camp for displaced people in Rann a mistake and blame ...
Millions have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency and the Nigerian military offensive to drive the jihadists from Borno state.  By  (AFP/File)

Scramble to treat wounded after botched Nigeria air strike

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - Scores of injured people were airlifted on Wednesday to hospital for treatment after a botched air strike on Boko Haram Islamists in Nigeria killed at least 52 civilians and aid workers. The medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said more than 120 people were w ...
Millions have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency and the Nigerian military offensive to drive the jihadists from Borno state.  By  (AFP/File)

Air strike on displaced camp in Nigeria 'kills 52'

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least 52 aid workers and civilians were killed on Tuesday when an air force jet accidentally bombed a camp in northeast Nigeria instead of Boko Haram militants, medical charity MSF said. The incident happened at about 9:00 am (0800 GMT) in Rann, in the far north of Borno ...
Madagali has long been a hotspot for Boko Haram attacks, despite being liberated from militant control.  By NIGERIAN ARMY PRESS SERVICE (AFP/File)

One dead in Boko Haram blasts in Nigeria: state govt

Friday, January 13, 2017 Kaduna (Nigeria) (AFP) - At least one person was killed and three others injured when three explosions ripped through a town in northeastern Nigeria, the state government said on Friday, blaming Boko Haram. The blasts happened at about 9:00 am (0800 GMT) on the outskirts of Madagali, in the far n ...
Nigerian fans cheer for their team in November 2016.  By PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (AFP/File)

Nigeria, South Africa in 2019 Africa Cup group

Friday, January 13, 2017 Johannesburg (AFP) - The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw made in Libreville Thursday pitted Nigeria against South Africa in one of the 12 groups and Tunisia against Egypt in another. Nigeria and South Africa are in Group E with Libya and the Seychelles while Tunisia and Egypt are in Gr ...
Workers stand next to shipping containers at the Lagos Tin-Can Island container terminal in Apapa, southern Nigeria on October 7, 2015.  By Florian PLAUCHEUR (AFP/File)

Taiwan slams Nigeria, Beijing over trade office snub

Thursday, January 12, 2017 Taipei (AFP) - Taiwan protested Thursday after Nigeria asked it to shut down its trade office in the capital Abuja, in what it said was an attempt by Beijing to push it out of Africa's largest economy. The island's foreign ministry said Nigeria had asked Taiwan to move its trade office out of Abu ...
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh lost December 1 elections to opposition candidate Adama Barrow but has vowed to challenge the results in court.  By Issouf Sanogo (AFP/File)

Nigeria to consider asylum for Gambia's Jammeh

Thursday, January 12, 2017 Abuja (AFP) - Nigerian lawmakers are to discuss whether Gambian President Yahya Jammeh should be given asylum, a member of parliament said on Thursday. Emmanuel Yisa Orker-Jev, head of the rules and business committee in the House of Representatives, said the motion would be discussed later on Th ...

Nigeria launches plan to end hunger by 2030

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Nigeria makes history today with the launch of a strategic plan and roadmap to achieve zero hunger by 2030. The plan tagged: ldquo;Synthesis Report of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review rdquo; articulates what Nigeria needs to do to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG ...

UN investigates Southern Kaduna killings

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Dr Agnes CALLAMARD, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions , has confirmed that she is probing ldquo;recent allegations of killings of over 800 citizens mostly women, children and the elderly in Southern Kaduna by suspected herdsmen, and to identify the ...

Imo : Rights of Deputy Governor’s Ex Aide Not Violated-Group

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 A group under the aegis of Equal Justice Initiative has insisted that the fundamental human rights of arrested former aide to the Deputy Governor of Imo State Aku Obidinma has not been violated . Mr. Obidinma worked as Special Assistant on Political Matters to Prince Eze Madumere , Imo Deputy Govern ...
Cameroonian soldiers holding a position in the Cameroonian town of Fotokol, on the border with Nigeria on February 17, 2015.  By Reinnier Kaze (AFP/File)

Cameroon claims progress in fight against Boko Haram

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Yaoundà (AFP) - Cameroon said Wednesday its military offensive against Boko Haram across the Nigerian border has made major progress, with scores of jihadists killed and hundreds of hostages freed since December. But in a sign of continuing jihadist trouble, four would-be human bombs -- two youn ...
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